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Southeast Utility Launches EV Chargers

Georgia Power has opened 11 new electric vehicle (EV) charging islands to the public, the utility announced.

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

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PG&E's Calif. EV Charger Plan Rejected

The California Public Utilities Commission has turned down Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) $654-million proposal to construct 25,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Northern and Central California, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

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Tesla Launches 2016 Model X SUV

Tesla Motors unveiled its long-awaited 2016 Model X at a Sept. 29 media event as a sleek, futuristic battery-electric luxury SUV that arrives at a time when sales of EVs have struggled to surmount low fuel prices.

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Fleets with Diesel VWs Evaluating Next Move

Several fleets with a significant number of diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are taking a closer look at how to move forward following revelations that the cars contain software designed to cheat federal emissions standards.

EPA Releases Tesla Model X Fuel Economy

On the eve of the unveiling of Tesla's 2016 Model X, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the luxury SUV's fuel economy ratings for the two available models.

Derive Efficiency, Clean Cities Ohio Partner in Fuel-Saving Initiative

Derive Efficiency has former a partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio as part of the Midwest DRIVES Initiative, which aims to provide a simple and cost-effective way for fleets in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. to save fuel and reduce emissions, the engine software developer announced.

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Public CNG Station Opens in Kansas City

CarterEnergy has opened its first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Kansas City, Kan., the fuel supplier announced.

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Volkswagen to 'Refit' 11M Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen AG will ask the owners of 11 million vehicles that include emissions cheat software to report to dealerships to have their vehicles "refit" to correct the problem, the company announced Sept. 29.

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USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

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Gasoline Flat at $2.32 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained essentially flat by falling five-tenths of a cent to $2.322 for the week ending Sept. 28, according to federal data.

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VW Diesel Scores Suspended By Energy Efficiency Group

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has suspended providing Green Scores for Volkswagen's diesel vehicles until further notice in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the council announced.

Chile's First EV to Cost $12,000

Soki, Chile’s first electric car, with room for two people and a 37-mile range between charges, will be introduced with a US$12,000 price tag.

Tokyo Rolls Out Taxi of Tommorrow

Tokyo’s taxi companies will shift as much as 30 percent of their fleets to an LPG-powered hybrid from Toyota Motor Corp by 2020.

Renault, Dongfeng to Produce EV in China

As part of the joint venture between Dongfeng and Renault, Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) will produce an electric vehicle that is based on the Fluence Z.E.

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Calif. Airport Contracts for CNG Shuttles

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded an $11.97 million fixed-price, five-year contract to MV Transportation, Inc., to provide courtesy shuttle services using a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in California.

UAE Company Launches Eco-Fleet

Bee'ah the Sharjah Environment Co has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet. The Smart Eco-fleet is a selection of technologically advanced environmental vehicles added to the fleet of Tandeef Bee'ah's waste collection division.

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended

Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.

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CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

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Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

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EPA Broadens Diesel Emissions Testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will implement additional testing of diesel vehicles designed to uncover potential software algorithms used to evade federal emissions standards, the agency announced Sept. 25.

SoCalGas Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has completed a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the City of Monterey Park, Calif., the energy provider announced.

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VW Names CEO, Restructures North American Unit

Volkswagen has appointed Matthias Muller, the chairman of Porsche AG, as its new chief executive to replace the departed Martin Winterkorn, and will restructure its North American operations in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions.

Diesel Forum Defends Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum is defending diesel automotive technology in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal and urging individuals and companies to refrain from judging it harshly.

 
 

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